Wednesday, August 29, 2018

District Implements Healthy Classroom Celebration Guidelines

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (August 29, 2018) – Foods for school celebrations often include unhealthy choices such as cupcakes, candy, cookies and soda. While there is nothing wrong with an occasional treat, unhealthy foods are often the norm rather than the exception.

That has changed in Pasco County Schools, with new requirements that birthday parties and classroom celebration food items meet USDA Smart Snack Standards and be prepared in a commercial kitchen.  The School Board’s Wellness Policy and Procedure 8510  recently was updated to comply with USDA Local School Wellness Policy requirements.

Celebration foods are available to parents to purchase for their child’s class through their school cafeteria.  For more information, go to Pasco Smart Snack Celebrations.